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Hello again! I was thinking about this today and I wanted to know your guy's opinion. So here it is:

Who is your favorite video game character?

Simple enough. I want to know what character, in any game, you absolutely love. I don't care if you think he/she is hilarious or if you just like the character development of your certain person. I'm just curious to see what people think a good character is.

Personally, my favorite character relates to my favorite series. Garrus Vakarian from the mass effect series. I love this character because of the amazing thought that went into him. He has a backstory and not to mention you have him on your team throughout all three mass effect games. I love his attitude and just his all-around uberness.

So that is my favorite game character, what is yours?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/27/2012 at 02:48am

That's cool, I haven't played Mass Effect but heard great things about it. He must have been awesome to have made such an impact.

I am going to think about this and get back to you about it. Love the question, but yeah, I don't know right now. The hard ones take some thought :)

BR   Supporter   Post Author wrote on 09/27/2012 at 03:01am

Yeah, Mass Effect did a great job at actually making you care about your crew. There are tons of things you can talk to them about and if you bring them with you on a mission they have their own unique comments about what is going on.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/27/2012 at 08:11pm

After thinking more about this I believe it is Chell. She is a strong protagonist and I respect that about her. In the comic the description of her in her file is that "she never gives up." Something awesome about that and being able to take GlaDOS's continual punishment.

BR   Supporter   Post Author wrote on 09/27/2012 at 11:54pm

I wouldn't know much about her. The only time I've played either of the portal games was at a friends house and I didn't pay much attention to the story at the time.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/28/2012 at 02:34pm

Your Dad in Fallout 3 is prob up there too. Liam Neeson's acting is superb and I was very attached to his character.

BR   Supporter   Post Author wrote on 09/28/2012 at 03:29pm

Your father is pretty cool. He is somewhere up top on my list too. Fallout 3 had good writing period. Having a good voice to record the good writing makes it that much better.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/28/2012 at 04:09pm

It really does.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/29/2012 at 07:29pm

I kind of like the silent protagonists like Link, Ness, Crono, etc. It's probably because I project myself into those characters, but that's part of the fun of video games, right?

I also really like Cloud from FF7. Not because of the huge sword, or the cool motorcycle (but those help.) I like the big reveal about his real back story that comes late in the game. Plus how many other main characters do you know of that failed miserably in their childhood dreams of becoming a hero and suffer from multiple personalities? It's a shame they made him so bland and brooding in Advent Children.

I've also always liked Samus (power armor is cool!) but now that I'm a Dad to two girls I've come to really appreciate any female character who's not just there as a romance option or as the princess to be rescued. Not only is Samus the main character but in most games she's the only protagonist and she's about as bad ass as you can get!

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/29/2012 at 07:33pm

Oh, and I forgot to mention Kreia from KOTOR 2. She was a really cool, complex character. During my first play through I wanted her to be on my side (both in my personal feelings and in how I picked dialogue options/actions) but never really felt like I could completely trust her. The writing and voice acting for her character were also top notch.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/30/2012 at 05:03am

Yep, one of the reasons I like Chell so much in Portal. Strong female lead.

vdogmr25 wrote on 10/01/2012 at 04:57pm

I'm gonna go silent protagonist too. The Kid from Bastion is probably one of the best characters ever. It helps that the game as a whole is a story-telling masterpiece, but with the Kid, there was just enough choice in the story to give you a different character depending on how you played the game.

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